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Poetry Jam at The Logon Cafe We’re having a spoken word event! Speak up and speak out! Come share your poetry and prose with the world! Signup is at 7:30 and event starts at 8pm. And NO COVER All ages welcome

Explorations in Art at BMT Public Library System Work with a new art form each week More Info Here

Gusher Re-enactment The Lucas Gusher gave up its riches for nine days before Anthony Lucas and the Hamill brothers could get the well under control. We re-create the gusher using water and only run it for about 2 minutes. But it is always fun to watch how high the water will blow and what direction the spray will take. It is always free to enjoy the gusher re-enactment. Regular admission fees apply to museum entrance. Upcoming Dates & Times: TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. WEATHER AND OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES MIGHT CAUSE CANCELLATIONS. CALL TO CONFIRM.

BCM’S Dino Day featuring Dinosaur George at BMT Children’s Museum Member Entry: $4 a person (Must have membership card) Non-Member Entry: $8 a person This includes the children’s museum and entry into Dino George in the Civic Center. Become a Member? https://www.beaumontchildrensmuseum.org/membership-1 BCM’s 2nd Annual Dino Day is coming up soon. Last year we were interrupted by Harvey. This year we are ending the summer with a big splash and welcoming Dinosaur George and his Traveling Museum to our special day. End your summer right and kick off your school year with some dinosaur education and surprises at the Beaumont Children’s Museum and Civic Center.   More Info Here

The Tenants Show 2018 at The Art Studio Come see what the TASI tenants have been up to in the last 12 months. Their work will be displayed at the Tenants Show, Sept. 1-28, 2018, with an opening reception at The Art Studio, 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. The show offers a glimpse into the processes of the artists who call The Art Studio home. The tenant artists cover all media including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and more! During the opening reception, visitors will be able to tour the facility and many of the artists will be on hand to talk about their work. Come see it and buy something! Refreshments will be provided by Tacos La Bamba and generously underwritten by Letitia Rogers in memory of Carlo Busceme III. The Tenants Show also kicks off the Studio’s 2018-2019 exhibit season. Nine exhibits are scheduled for this show year! The Art Studio, Inc. is located at 720 Franklin in downtown Beaumont. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.artstudio.org, or like the Facebook page.

Children’s Art Gallery & Silent Auction As artisans, it is important to us to support the creativity that flows in our own neighborhood. Since we understand the importance of materials made by hand, Down to Earth is hosting a Children’s Art Gallery and Silent Auction to benefit The Art Studio, Inc and The Children’s Museum! We welcome you to encourage your child to submit art to be displayed at our Beaumont location. You can bring in your child’s art work through August 31, 2018. We are accepting all forms of art including, but not limited to; paintings, drawings, pottery, sculptures, etc. Ages 4-13 Silent Auction will be held at our First Thursday event.  

31st Anniversary Gala at The Art Museum Help AMSET celebrate its 31th anniversary as we teleport OUT OF THIS WORLD. This evening is sure to send you into ORBIT with an open bar, delicious catering, dancing, music, auctions, and more! OUT OF THIS WORLD will be held at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont. At this interGALActic evening, come dressed as a Trekkie, an alien, a Storm Trooper, or any other cosmic creature your infinite mind can think up. Proceeds benefit AMSET’s exhibition and educational programming. Please call (409) 832-3432 for more information. We look forward to beaming you up to the biggest party in town!  

BKB’s Backyard Boogie at Preying Mantis (Nathan Mcray’s) The BKB Posse hosts our first festival in Nathan Mccray’s backyard! It’s 12 hours (actually 11 hours and 45 minutes) of fun for the whole family! WANG DANG DOODLE: STARRING: 5 Bands and some Rappers! RAW HUNNY! (409 Rock!) 2 THROWED MINDZ! (409 Hip Hop!) MOTORBUD! (409 Rock!) LALO TOWERS & KING KUFOO! (409 Hip Hop!) OTHER HIP HOP TBA! and our Special Guests: GLIA! (Houston Shoegaze!) FROG HAIR! (Houston Rock!) and DR. FAHRENHEIT! (Lake Charles Rock!) AND… A LIGHT & WINGED & HOLY THING! A Sacred & Secular Spiritual Sojourn through Spoken Word, Singer Songwriters and Stand Up Philosophers! HUGH MORRISON! KAITLYN DILLON! JACOB MCGREEVY! STEVE FITZNER! ARIEL BUSH! JAYPEE RICHARDS! CHRIS COGAR! DUSTIN STORY! NIA RIFA! (OTHER ARTISTS TBA!) ADMISSION: $5!

Smithsonian Museum Day Join us as we partner with the Smithsonian Museums for the 5th year in a row and participate in the annual, Smithsonian Museum Day! The Fire Museum of Texas will be open from 10am-1pm as we welcome visitors to tour and learn in our exhibit space. Bring the entire family for a special day of fun!

Madison Marse -at- High Street Gallery An exhibition of recent photography by Madison Marse. Free reception, open to the public. The exhibition will be on view for one night only. Artwork is for sale by the artist.

Henry Rollins Travel Slideshow Tour at Jefferson Theatre Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10 and can be purchased on ticketmaster.com. For many years Henry Rollins has taken photographs on his travels. Join Henry for an intimate evening as he shows many of his favorites from Baghdad to Pyongyang. Rollins will present a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs. “For many years, I have documented my travels all over the world with a camera. Never easy but always worth it. The photos have a stories behind them. I have selected several images, to show and talk about.” As a keen observer, Henry will be bringing stories from journeys all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South America and Antarctica.

Big Thicket Hogs & Strings Cook-off and Music Fest at Big Thicket- Kountze, Texas On October 12-14, 2018, Indian Springs Camp, located in Kountze, Texas, will host the first annual Big Thicket Hogs & Strings Music Festival and BBQ Cook-off. The three-day event combines a BBQ cook-off with well-known pit masters; camping under the Big Thicket stars; and the company of like-minded souls with a live-music lineup like you’ve never seen in Southeast Texas. All proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event benefit Indian Springs Camp, a 501(c)3 serving adults and children with disabilities. The purpose of the event is to bring members of the community together on several levels. This is an event that centers on fellowship through music and food, but the greater purpose is to raise funds for an incredibly important program that provides our nation’s heroes with opportunities that may otherwise have been out of reach. COOK-OFF On Saturday, October 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., cooking teams will compete to be named the Big Thicket Hogs & Strings BBQ Champion. The three categories being judged are: best pork ribs, pulled pork and “anything goes” pork category. Cook-off access is free to the public and open to […] Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

8th Annual Touch-A-Truck at Beaumont Children’s Museum Oct. 20, 10am-4pm A unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and just plain cool – all in one place! Member: $5 per person Non-Member: $10 per person Includes entrance to museum and fun in the Civic Center. Children under 12 months are FREE. ​Plus $5 at Entry for a T-shirt!! ​ ​Location: Beaumont Children’s Museum North Side parking lot of Beaumont Civic Center Inside and Outside! ​​ Children will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment. Accompanying personnel will teach the children about the equipment displayed and how these machines help us and our community. More Info Here

The Ultimate Kids Expo at Ford Park November 17 & 18 The Ultimate Kids Expo will take place November 17th & 18th at Ford Park conveniently located in Beaumont, Texas on Interstate Highway 10 between Houston and Lake Charles. This spectacular shopping event will feature a Super Playland with high adventure activities, free fun rides, block building arena, free video game zone and other family friendly activities for one low entrance fee. No coins necessary! Just come out, find some amazing deals and have a great time! What day(s) and hour(s) will the Ultimate Kids Expo be open to the public? The Ultimate Kids Expo will be open 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018 ​ How can I get advance purchase discounts? Advance purchase discounts will be available before the event. These will be distributed by event exhibitors and other broadcasts, and we will also post updated discount codes on the web site (http://www.ultimatekidsexpo.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ultimatekidsexpo). Act soon to get the best discounts (out-of-date discount codes will be deactivated). Where can I park? There are 5000 well-lit parking spaces on-site. Parking Lots generally open […]

Big Thicket National Preserve Art Exhibit Big Thicket National Preserve Exhibit: December 1 – April 30, 2019 Art due: Tuesday October 23 Theme: At Home in the Big Thicket Read about the theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZrkMdRyfRW-1YEXo5wm8wbOSs227nFmm/view?usp=sharing Participants: The majority of participants need to come from this region by national participation is acceptable. Free canvas will be distributed to all participants. Exhibit location: Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625